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Battery installation Have a fire alarm panel, the sealed battery was installed in a vertical position is this an acceptable installation?

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Yes, this is acceptable. As noted the battery is of a sealed lead/acid variety and is designed to work upright or on it's end. I have installed batteries this way many times before when space is limited. Hope this helps.

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